Healthy Pizza, no kidding!

Who would have thought that we can use cauliflower to make a pizza crust?!

Yes cauliflower, ladies and gentlemen. It’s fun, cheap, fairly easy and super healthy!

This is a 100% plant based pizza that you can customize with any toppings you like. Here we go!

Vegan and Gluten Free Pizza

  • Time: 50 min
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Print

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp ground flax seed + 6 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour or 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mix of dried herbs : oregano, thyme…
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bottle organic marinara sauce
  • 1 sauteed onion (chop the onion into thin slices and sautee in a pan with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil)
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper
  • 10 mushrooms (white or crimini)
  • a handful of fresh  basil leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet on a tray
  2. Mix the ground flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside
  3. Wash the cauliflower and cut into small florets.
  4. Steam the cauliflower florets in a pan for 5 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. In a food processor, mix the steamed cauliflower so you get a puree like texture.If you are using canned chickpeas, you can blend them along with the cauliflower. Put the puree in a cloth and squeeze to remove the excess water.
  6. In a large bowl, mix with your hands the obtained cauliflower puree, chickpea flour (if using), nutritional yeast, flax mixture, salt, oregano and thyme and olive oil. You should obtain a granular dough.
  7. Spread the dough on the pizza pan by making sure it is a bit thick, at least 1 cm (1/2 inch)
  8. Heat in the oven for 25 minutes until the edges are well cooked.
  9. Take the dough out of the oven. Add the toppings: spread the marinara sauce, add some sauteed onions, mushrooms, red bell pepper.
  10. Put back in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the mushrooms are well cooked.
  11. Feel free to add some fresh basil, vegan cheese or homemade parmesan on top efore serving!

Enjoy while it’s hot!

[/recipe}

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s